- Iraqi Sunnis accuse Shiite militias of torture on sidelines of Islamic State battle for Fallujah
Sunni politicians in Iraq have accused pro-Government Shiite militias of torturing local Sunni men as they close in on Islamic State (IS) fighters in Fallujah.
- Fallujah: Shiite Anti-American Iraqi Commander Working with Iranian General Soleimani
A shadowy anti-American Iraqi jihadist is currently serving as the most influential commander of the Iran-backed Shiite militia movement taking part in the offensive to retake Fallujah from the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL), reports the Wall Street Journal (WSJ).
- Iran: Saudis gave Israel ‘strategic’ intel in 2006 Lebanon war
Iranian parliament speaker says regime has ‘definite information’ about Riyadh-Jerusalem security cooperation
- Iraqis Who Flee Fighting in Falluja Find Hardship and Hunger
AMIRIYAT FALLUJA, Iraq — One of the Iraqi civilians who risked an escape from the sprawling battle for Falluja made it as far as the Euphrates River.
- The Islamic State’s Caliphate In Danger After New Losses In Syria, Iraq and Libya
Western Journalism has reported on the Islamic State’s fight for the survival of its caliphate after mounting battle losses in Iraq, Syria and Libya.
- Grand Ayatollah Makarem Condemns Anti-Shia Activities in Pakistan; Expressed Sympathy with Hunger Strikers
AhlulBayt News Agency – “The cruel actions against Pakistani Shia Muslims cannot be tolerated. Occupying Shia territories by Pakistani government is unacceptable,”
- Iraqi forces all set to retake IS held Fallujah
Iraqi government forces have taken control of the southern edge of Fallujah, an Islamic State stronghold, since the 5th of this month.
- Daesh burns 19 women to death in Mosul, Iraq
Local activist Abdulla al-Malla told the Kurdish news agency ARA News that Daesh extremists locked 19 Izadi girls in iron cages in central Mosul, located some 400 kilometers (248 miles) north of the capital, Baghdad, and burned them to death in front of hundreds of people after the victims refused to serve as sex slaves.
- Shia cleric Moqtada al-Sadr calls on Iraqis to rise up against government
Iraq’s firebrand Shia preacher Moqtada al-Sadr has called for a “popular uprising” against the local government in protest against the slow pace of reforms.
- A consensus start of Ramazan, finally
KARACHI: The holy month of Ramazan begins across Pakistan today (Tuesday) as the Central Ruet-i-Hilal Committee announced Monday evening that the crescent moon has been sighted, although Muslims began fasting elsewhere in the world on Monday.